Summer Fun 2014





Big Screen Classics: Dial M for Murder

Filmed in 3-D, this Hitchcock thriller centers on a man's plot to kill his wife, and the police investigation that ensues.

4PM, Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek, 13729 Research


  • Fronterafest 2013: Best of the Fest!

    Fronterafest's all over for another year, people, except for this Short Fringe: Best of the Fest part –and I'm glad to tell you that any night of this line-up is worth seeing, because you'll laugh, you might cry, you will be extremely fucking entertained at all times. [Full disclosure: I helped decide which shows got to be presented again this week.] And "Austin's Best Monologist" – it's true!Steven Tomlinson debuts his new "How to Use Evernote" piece in the Wild Card Bill. You'd best hurry, though, because these nights (and one matinee) of no-fail theatrical enjoyment are selling out so fast you'd think they were Tim Doyle prints or something! See website for full schedule details. Wed.-Sat., Feb. 14-16, 8pm.

    Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 512/479-7529

  • Invisible Inc

    The Hidden Room, that cabal of professional theatremakers who recently brought us the amazing Rose Rage, now command a Long Center stage to present the new Paul Menzer drama about two feuding stage magicians in Depression-era New York City. Menzer's previous Austin triumph was via The Bedlam Faction's delightful Brats of Clarence – another indication that this Beth Burns-directed spectacle of contention and vintage hocus-pocus will be a well-wrought crowd-pleaser. Starring Robert Matney, Liz Fisher, Joseph Garlock, Todd Kassens, Julia Lorenz-Olson, and Laurence Pears. Nothing up our sleeve here but recommendation. Jan. 11-20. Mon.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Note: No show on Jan. 15. $18.50 and up

    Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 474-5664

  • North Hills Gallery: Beyond Limits

    New paintings by Greta Olivas. Through Feb. 3. 7050 Village Center,


  • Community

    • Boat & Travel Trailer Show

      All manner of watercraft will be on display for your ogling (or purchasing) pleasure. Activities for kids (a live catfish tank) and adults (the marine GPS workshop) help keep things afloat. Thu.-Sun., Jan. 17-20. $8.

      Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 494-1128

    • Octavitas Celebration

      Bring your voice and dancing shoes and celebrate the Puerto Rican Christmas season (Las Navidades) with traditional and contemporary songs and dances as well as a special visit from Los Reyes Mago. 2-5pm. Free.

      Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Culture Center, 701 Tillery #13, 251-8122

    • Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival

      This is the eleventh year for the annual celebration of the skin arts. Watch the professionals tint skin live and in person in the hopes of taking home the title of Tattoo of the Day. The burlesque, belly dancing, sideshow acts, and mechanical art will help your forget about your aching epidermis. There's even a kids area, although leaving your kids alone at a tattoo festival is just asking for an inked toddler. Fri.-Sun., Jan. 18-20. $20/day, $45/weekend.

      Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.

    • Anarchy Championship Wrestling Presents: Guilty By Association 7

      Help ACW celebrate the sixth anniversary of their flagship show, Guilty by Association, featuring the godfather of Anarchy's final match – Jerry Lynn vs "Mr. Showtime" Scot Summers – and much more. 5:15pm. $15, front row; $15, balcony perch; $12, general admission.

      Mohawk, 912 Red River, 512/482-8404

    • Erasure's Vince Clark

      Depeche, Yazoo, Erasure, remix master: That's some heavenly action, babies. 9pm. $10, $50 VIP.

      Elysium, 705 Red River, 512/478-2979